7 Surprising Benefits of White Flower Oil

by John Staughton (BASc, BFA) last updated -

White flower oil is a powerful combination of essential oils that can have remarkable and diverse effects on your health.

What is White Flower Oil?

White flower oil is a combination of wintergreen, lavender, eucalyptus, menthol, peppermint, and camphor oils, all of which are highly effective in their own right. The original recipe for this combinatory oil dates back to the 1920s, but it has become very popular in various forms since then. The precise percentages of each of those oils may fluctuate slightly in the preparation, but Wintergreen is almost always the dominant oil. Although it has been around for less than a century, the results are undeniable. [1]

The oil is primarily used for topical and external use, as there can be serious side effects if consumed. You might also come across this tea with its traditional Chinese name, Pak Fah Yeow.

A young woman facing the wall suffering from a muscle pain with her hands on her neck

White flower oil can help relieve pain from acute sprains or strains. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

White Flower Oil Benefits

Using white flower oil can deliver plenty of benefits, such as the following:

  • May provide treatment of a headache
  • Faster healing rates
  • May Aid in Stress relief
  • May Reduce in inflammation
  • Possibly Lead to Better respiratory health
  • May Lead to Treatment of insect bites
  • May Lead to Treatment of motion sickness

Possibly Remedial for Head Ache

Inhaling the aromatic compounds of white flower oil can help to loosen tension and lower blood pressure, which can ease the pain of a migraine or a serious headache. [2]

Possibly Remedial for Joint Pain

Rubbing this oil on your wrists, elbows, ankles, and hands may be a good way to start the day if you have arthritis, as it can help improve range of motion and flexibility. [3]

May Help Heal Insect Bites

Insect bites may heal on their own, in most cases, but the inflammation and pain can be very uncomfortable. Applying a few drops of this oil, with its potentially anti-inflammatory compounds, can lower the swelling and prevent any infections at the site of the bite. [4]

May Help Treat Acne

Wintergreen and lavender essential oils are individually known to help treat acne with their antibacterial compounds and soothing nature; those same oils are present in white flower oil. A few drops on a cotton ball can be dabbed on acne patches for fast relief. [5]

May Help in Aromatherapy

If you use this oil in aromatherapy, it can help to improve mood and lower stress levels, while also relieving headaches and inducing better sleep. [6]

May Improve Healing Speed

Putting this oil on wounds or irritated areas on the skin can help to speed the healing process, in addition to protecting against potential infections. [7]

May Reduce Motion Sickness

If you regularly struggle with motion sickness while driving or flying, a small bottle of this oil can do wonders for your stomach and internal balance. Simply take a few gentle sniffs of the oil and your feelings of discomfort or nausea may melt away.

White Flower Oil Side Effects

If you use an excessive amount of this oil, there can be some negative side effects, such as potential complications during pregnancy, as well as topical inflammation. Most essential oils are not recommended for pregnant women, and as for the topical inflammation, simply apply a small amount of the oil to your skin and test for any result in the next 8-12 hours, before using a larger amount.

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John Staughton is a traveling writer, editor, publisher and photographer with English and Integrative Biology degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana (USA). He co-founded the literary journal, Sheriff Nottingham, and now serves as the Content Director for Stain’d Arts, a non-profit based in Denver, Colorado. On a perpetual journey towards the idea of home, he uses words to educate, inspire, uplift and evolve.

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